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Phone: (949) 214-3102
Email: [email protected]
Location: Located on the first floor of the Grimm Student Union building (next to the mailroom)
Counseling services include individual counseling, group counseling, and crisis assessment and intervention.
Students are eligible for these services until they leave school, either through graduation or any form of withdrawal.
CAPS offers various groups each semester that focus on topics such as anxiety, life skills, and grief & loss. Groups are typically 50 minutes long, meet once a week, and are free for undergraduate and graduate students. There are many benefits of group therapy as groups provide members an opportunity to learn from others with similar experiences.
We are currently offering:
Come to the Wellness Center front desk or email us at [email protected] to find out more information about groups currently being offered and to sign up if you are interested.
Over the course of meeting in counseling, a therapist may sometimes find a client could benefit from a medication consultation or evaluation in addition to psychotherapy. Students may then be referred to see the Wellness Center nurse practitioner, CAPS psychiatrist, or to an off-campus provider-based on several factors including but not limited to scheduling and availability, insurance, and appropriate level of care.
We work in partnership with our nurse practitioners and psychiatrist in the Wellness Center in order to provide a high quality of care and best practice in treatment. Thus, students are required to be seeing a CAPS therapist concurrently to receive psychiatric services from CAPS.
If you are interested in finding an off-campus provider, please see the list of psychiatric evaluation referrals.
CAPS provides consultation services to members of the CUI community in order to facilitate the missions of the university, Student Affairs, and CAPS. The primary motivating factor for consultation services is the welfare and progress of the CUI student population. Thus, CAPS endeavors in its role as a consultant to be an advocate for students on campus, attempting to identify pertinent issues and potential concerns within the community that may impede student development. Consultation may be initiated by CAPS staff or outside entities. As appropriate, consulting parties may include students (e.g., Associated Student Body); appropriate campus personnel (e.g., faculty, Student Affairs staff, administrative staff); other persons associated with students (e.g., parents, spouses); or other community agencies (e.g., physicians, psychiatrists, other health care professionals).
In cases of one-time client consultation, a therapeutic relationship is not being established and while efforts will be made to maintain privacy, confidentiality is not guaranteed. Consultation services are expected to fall within the appropriate ethical and legal boundaries.